Canadian author Chris Bailey’s life just about revolves around the study of productivity. Indeed, people know him most widely for his year-long productivity experimentation that he began in 2013. He blogged about those experiments, and he also wrote a book about his results and what he learned called “The Productivity Project.”
That book became a bestseller in the Canadian nonfiction genre and reached a worldwide audience as well. A few years later, he gave a TED Talk in Liverpool, England. He followed all that success up with “Hyperfocus,” a guide to maintaining attention in the busy modern world.
Prior to his project, Bailey had earned a business degree from Carleton University in Ontario. Fresh from college, he took the risk of living off his modest savings and doing his experiments instead of pursuing career options that were offered to him. Fortunately, his obsession with learning about productivity paid off.